Nuts. Gluten Free. Chocolate chips. Ay!

This has been a hard lesson for me to grasp and I don’t think I have completely embraced this yet.  And on a side note, I really admire and like Bill Cosby.  When I saw this quote as I was trying of something to write about for english, I felt like someone had described me because one of my biggest problems is trying to make everyone happy.  Not that this is a bad thing because wanting to make people happy is not abad quality but trying to please everyone is impossible.  There is just no one answer that everyone will 100% be good with and like.  It’s just not going to happen, that is why we have compromises.  I understand this idea because it just makes sense but putting this idea into practice is the harder part for me because I am not used to that.  When I found this picture It also made me remember earlier today when Navy Blue Dress and I made and sold banana bread and we even did it with our best friend today.  As we were doing it though we got more questions like, “Are you sure there are no nuts in it?”, “Is it gluten free?”, and “Are there chocolate chips in it?”  It made me kind of flustered because I wanted to be able to give the banana bread to people the way that they wanted it but the problem is if we specialize it, to say, only gluten-free then we will also lose a lot of “customers” as well.  It’s hard t tell people that you can’t give them what they want, especially when they are being really nice and sweet and then you have to disappoint them.  Of course, the problem with companies nowadays is that they try to have more breadth than depth and capitalism and most definitely businesses cannot succeed with more breadth than depth.  I need to learn how to make people happy and satisfied as much as I can without tearing myself apart and then if it doesn’t work I’ll have to be okay knowing that I gave it my best shot and I can’t make someone be happy if they don’t want to be anyways.

Try and go and make somebody happy today, but no matter what happens, don’t let it bring you down but rather lift you higher.

– Gold Glitter Pumps

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Busy Busy Busy

The time has come for another update on the project.  If you have no idea what project I am talking about then Please feel free to look at the other posts about it.  In the meantime let’s get down to business talking about everything that has been going on.  Newsflash, there’s not much.  And before you go judging and thinking that Navy Blue Dress and I don’t care about it, it’s not like that at all.  You see, every weekend that we have time to make banana bread and sell it that weekend, we will do it, but lately I haven’t had the time to sell it, seriously I just came back, literally, from Las Vegas for the past four days playing volleyball for three of them and having to sound awful when I talk from yelling so much.  Anyways, besides me being busy, and not to mention Navy Blue Dress as well, we do all we can to keep up since it isn’t like we don’t want to do it.  To prove it to you there was even that weekend that I talked about my last project post on how I could only make the banana bread with Navy Blue Dress but not sell with her but she still wanted to sell them, and she did!  So before you think that we are just lazy people saying one thing and doing another about trying to make this project work, it’s not true and I wish that I had more time to work on it.

Besides that there’s not much to tell and I would really appreciate some sleep and tea and ice on my knee.  Have a really good week and try not to get caught up in the things that try to weigh us down, like homework, work, money problems, or just being busy, but try and see the happy things because you are growing older everyday and don’t look back on your life remembering all the negative but rather the happy things. . .  Just a thought.

Goodbye for now.

–  Gold Glitter Pumps

Love, Music, Death, & Books

All things in life end are best ended with music.  Whether it be a movie, play, relationship, funeral, or birthday and since we are officially done with The Great Gatsby in class I thought the best way to end it was with music.

I’m going to put certain scenes of The Great Gatsby to the music of John Mayer’s (with Katy Perry) Who You Love.

The lyrics to the song will be in blue and what scene it overlays will be in purple.

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Banana Bread Bakers

Another week has come and gone and more bananas fill the oven and the heavenly aroma of bread fills the air of the house once more.  Navy Blue Dress and I are making more banana bread for the project and it takes some serious self-control to not eat them all.  Some are out of the oven and we are still making more.  However I will not be able to sell them with Navy Blue Dress this time because I have a play tonight, a tournament tomorrow, and then Super Bowl.  I am really upset though that I can’t help her and I made sure that she was okay doing it because I would never push her to do something like that and she said that she wanted to do it so more power to her.

We are going to put some pictures up of us making the banana bread and if you guys want the recipe then comment and like our posts so that we know.  Go eat some bread, watch a movie, and enjoy life.  Love you.  (In a totally friendly way lol.)

– Gold Glitter Pumps

That’s Enough

We still aren’t don’t with The Great Gatsby in class and I only found that out after my English teacher thought it would be a good idea to have a discussion and read an article about it.  We already had to do the BRAWL and that was enough, more than enough actually.  I would have preferred to just have taken a test on the book instead of doing this but I am in AP so what he says goes.  I would just like to politely disagree with what he says though.  At least the year is half over and I can read more AP books for the AP exam next year; fun all around me.  I think the more we talk about the book the more I don’t like it.  It’s like setting your alarm to wake you up to your favorite song because you will hate that song really quickly since that’s what drives you to get up from your pleasant dreams and comfy sleep and wake up.  I’m sure there are benefits to discussing and answering questions about The Great Gatsby in class but I think you can only analyze something so much before you don’t see any new connections or points of interests.  It’s the same reason why it’s a good idea to have someone else read your essay or whatever before you turn it in since you have read it so many times that it’s hard for you to see the grammar errors and helpful hints.

It’s important to know when to move on and when it’s worth it to try something new.

–  Gold Glitter Pumps

B.R.A.W.L.

Don’t worry, nobody is getting hurt in this fight because it’s for english!  Of course it is, hahaha.  This, the B.R.A.W.L., is when we all make questions about a book, in this case The Great Gatsby, and then you answer the ones that the teacher chooses and on the set up day each person in your group has to be able to answer any one of the questions.  It’s like a socratic seminar but with a twist because you get a specific question and everyone as to talk.  I did this last year also and it went well but we did multiple B.R.A.W.L.s since the book was The Tale of Two Cities and it’s quite a big book.  The questions do take a long time but it also helps you understand the book more and we get to do this instead of taking a final so I can’t complain!

Mention this to your teacher if you are sick of doing socratic seminars and want to try it.  It can only help anyways.  If you have a better suggestion please tell me.

Good luck on finals everybody!

–  Gold Glitter Pumps

Keeping Secrets

Right now I am reading The Great Gatsby for class and so is Navy Blue Dress.  I have seen the movie and I liked it a lot but Navy Blue Dress hasn’t.  I want to tell her the ending so badly but I can’t because she doesn’t want to know and I have to respect that because I hate it when people spoil things for me and it’s courteous anyways.  We’re almost done with it and I can’t wait to see her reaction.  I want to know what she thinks about it an if it was the same as the movie.  After, of course, I want to watch it with her so that she has both read the book and seen the movie.  Who doesn’t love a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio anyways?

So far I am thoroughly enjoying it but I just hope that the ending wasn’t as anticlimactic as the movie was.  The ending just did not do justice for me but you are ore than welcome to disagree with me.  The whole thing about not telling Navy Blue Dress made me think about the concept of secrets.  It shows that you trust someone enough to tell them a secret but it can also be a selfish thing if you need to get something off your chest but now that person has nobody they can tell and no relief to gain, with out breaking your trust at least.  They are able to create strong friendships and also tear them apart.  They can tempt you, push you to the breaking point, and bring covered truth to the surface for an instant and then seemed to have never existed before.  After all, when you mix promises with stubbornness you get loyalty and secrets has the capability to undo that whole recipe.

It’s hard to find someone nowadays that can keep a secret truthfully.  I think that’s also a big deal breaker in a relationship when a guy can’t keep a secret, especially yours.  Of course this comes back to bite you when he knows something about someone else that he can’t tell you.  When you’re married to someone though you agree to share everything with them but I think this has a limit or a certain respect when it comes to secrets because if my best friend was having problems and she didn’t want anybody to know then there is no reason to tell my husband and if he asks then I hope he can respect how I’m keeping my secret and if it was absolutely necessary then of course I was tell him.

Wow, I think too much.  My head hurts now.  I am going to go get some advil and let you sit there thinking about this.  Have a wonderful day.

p.s.  You have no idea how hard it is sometimes when I write about Navy Blue Dress and I start to use her real name.  It’s a good thing I check after writing everything of mine.

–  Gold Glitter Pumps

What to do. . .What to do

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Well, I’m back in school from Christmas break and I’m really dreading finals.  But besides that, Navy Blue Dress and I get to make loads of cookie, brownies, breads, and other things and sell.  I can’t wait for this weekend, when we plan to do most of it and then start selling.  We’ll probably eat most of them before we can even sell them, knowing us. hahahahaha.  So, we have something really fun to do to help stress during finals but it does add some since it takes time from homework and studying.  We do need to figure out what we are going to make though.  I’m really happy to get to look through all of my Pinterest recipes and figure out, together, what we will make and also relieved that we can choose them ourselves.  We may want to do too many though and might have to roll or flip for certain ones to stay or go.

Hopefully you will give us some great recipes, tips, howdy-dos, and helpful advice.

Have a fabulous day!

–  Gold Glitter Pumps

Getting Ahead

Hello hello hello!  My topic for today is not something that has a great connotation among students and isn’t fun to talk about but definitely needs to be prepared for; College.

I haven’t quite gotten that far in my life, but it’s just around the corner and I’m really scared and nervous but excited and happy at the same time.  My english teacher is having us write to the CSU prompt to help us with college.  I don’t particularly like the idea of writing anyways but doing it this way makes the most sense because we can ask him questions and do it and have it done before hand.  Even if we don’t go to a CSU we can use it as our personal statement and tweak it a little if you have to.

I personally have no idea, literally, what I want to be or study.  I think that’s really the part that scares me most.  But I’m hoping for the best and preparing for the worst so I’m going to do what I can so that it is less to think about when I do figure out what to do with my life.

This video I attached is really cute and helpful and that’s why I put it on here for you guys.  Even if your already in college, out of, or just starting these tips will hopefully help you and at least make you smile at the nice little video.

Enjoy guys!  I’m going to go find my way to my bed since I’m exhausted but good luck on your acceptance letters if that’s what you’re doing for college right now!  Love you tons.

 

–  Gold Glitter Pumps

Project Progress 3

Hello there!  Good to see you again so soon!  Sadly, I do not bring good news.

Like we have been, I am going to tell you how our english DIY project has been coming along and, well, the truth isn’t so good.  Navy Blue Dress and I have put up the Google doc for people to sign up for the first food competition, which would have been today, but people just aren’t signing up.  It is really heart wrenching to be so excited and ready for something like this and have it fall down flat in front of you.  No matter though because we have a plan!  What we plan to do is very simple.  Navy Blue Dress and I will make and sell ridiculously fun and tasty treats ourselves.  We were considering making things and having a competition, or rather food taste in this case, and just make it ourselves instead of waiting for nobody to sign up and do that.  However, we decided against it because we’re so busy and we figured that if people weren’t even commenting about this saying they were going or even signing up then how would we know that they would show up this time.  And, again, it would just waste our time and lower our spirits further.

So, thank you all for letting us talk about this with you but I guess that’s where this journey ends with us and continues with Navy Blue Dress and I.  If you guys comment and like this post enough then I’ll put up some pictures of us making our recipes and maybe even put the recipes up here.  I hope you guys do respond at some point though because otherwise it feels like we’re talking to a wall or an animal who just watches you while you talk and then goes back to grooming itself when your done, as if you hadn’t said a word.  Or even a hot cup of coffee now going cold waiting for someone to come along and pick it up.  The little things can also hurt and tear your heart a little too.

Adieu to all of you.

– Gold Glitter Pumps